A 14-room duplex in one in all New York Metropolis’s most well-heeled co-op buildings, 740 Park Ave., got here in the marketplace Wednesday asking $26 million.
Inbuilt 1929 by James T. Lee, the banker and real-estate investor grandfather of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, the constructing was designed by famous New York Metropolis architect Rosario Candela. The longer term first woman lived within the constructing as a toddler, and different previous residents embody Customary Oil co-founder John D. Rockefeller, Blackstone
CEO Stephen Schwarzman and dressmaker Vera Wang, in response to advertising supplies from itemizing agent Francine Crocker of Corcoran.
The condo “was designed to really feel like a home inside an condo constructing,” Crocker advised Mansion World. “It has the personal elevator vestibule, which works to every flooring if it’s wanted, and entertaining areas [on the main level] with sleeping areas upstairs.”
Every of the unit’s 4 bedrooms options an en suite lavatory, Crocker stated, whereas a main suite boasts its personal terrace. Along with a number of residing and entertaining areas with giant home windows and fireplaces, the primary degree features a wood-paneled library with a built-in bar, itemizing photographs present. The 2 flooring are linked by a dramatic spiral staircase, which retains its authentic banister.
“With so many [historic] properties they get so modified over time,” Crocker stated. “This condo has been renovated, in fact, however plenty of the format is in keeping with the unique flooring plan.”
A swinging door leads from the formal eating room into the spacious, renovated kitchen which features a butler’s pantry and a separate wine fridge, in response to Crocker. From this a part of the house, a staircase leads up into an space that was initially used as employees quarters, and at the moment homes laundry, a toilet and an “workplace that may very well be a employees room,” Crocker stated.
The sellers, who couldn’t be recognized, bought the property in 2012. The earlier sale value couldn’t be decided.
The constructing itself has been the topic of media protection over the many years, together with the 2005 guide “740 Park: The Story of the World’s Richest Condominium Constructing” by creator Michael Gross. The constructing additionally has a popularity for turning down high-profile potential consumers together with Barbra Streisand, Barbara Walters, Joan Crawford and Neil Sedaka, the New York Occasions has reported.
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